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Driving

WARNING

Steering assist helps the driver in critical
situations. The driver is the person who has
to control the vehicle's steering at all times.

Control lamp

It lights up red

Faulty steering.

Do not continue driving

, stop the vehicle as soon as

possible and in a safe manner.
Take the vehicle to a specialised workshop and have
the fault repaired as soon as possible.

It lights up yellow

Limited steering operation.
Drive carefully to a specialised workshop to have the
steering checked.
If the warning light does not come on again after re-
starting the engine and driving a short distance, it is

not

 necessary to check the steering.

OR:

 The 12-volt battery was disconnected and re-

connected.
Drive a short distance at 15-20 km / h (9-12 mph).

It flashes yellow

The steering column is jammed.

When stopped, turn the steering wheel in both direc-
tions.

OR:

 The steering column does not unlock or lock.

Remove the key from the ignition switch and recon-
nect it. Consider the messages shown on the instru-

ment panel display.

Do not continue driving

 if the steering column re-

mains locked after switching on the ignition. Seek
specialist assistance.

The control lamp should light up for a few
seconds when the ignition is switched on. It
should go out once the engine is started.

WARNING

Never ignore the warning lamps or messag-
es.

If the warning lamps and the correspond-

ing messages are ignored, the vehicle may
stall in traffic, causing serious damage or
accidents and injuries.

Stop the vehicle at the next opportunity

and in a safe place.

SEAT Drive Profiles

Introduction

The SEAT Drive Profile enables the driver to
choose between the 

Eco

Normal

Sport

 and

Individual

 profiles, which modify the be-

haviour of several vehicle functions, providing
different driving experiences.

The 

Individual

 profile can be configured

according to personal preferences. The other
profiles have a fixed configuration.

Description

Depending on the equipment fitted in the ve-
hicle, SEAT Drive Profile can operate on the
following functions:

Engine

Depending on the profile selected, the engine
responds more quickly or smoothly to the ac-
celerator being pressed. When the 

Eco

 profile

is selected, the Start-stop function is activa-
ted.

In vehicles with automatic transmission, the
gear change timing is changed to put the
changes at higher or lower revolutions. The

Eco

 profile activates the Inertia function,

thereby reducing consumption. The rest of
the driving profiles will activate the inertia use

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Start and driving

function when the selector lever is not in the 

S

position, depending on how the accelerator
pedal is released 

››› 

page 201

. When the ve-

hicle is turned on again, the function is activa-
ted by default to reduce consumption.

With manual transmission, the 

Eco

 profile

changes the gear change recommendations
to facilitate more efficient driving.

“Dual Ride” suspension

The “Dual Ride” suspension sets the suspen-
sion to comfortable in the 

Eco

 and 

Normal

profiles, and to sport in the 

Sport

 profile. In

the 

Individual

 profile the suspension can

be switched between 

Normal

 or 

Sport

, de-

pending on personal preference.

In the event of a fault in the “Dual Ride” sus-
pension, the following message is displayed
on the instrument panel screen 

Fault:

shock absorber regulation

.

Steering

Power steering becomes harder in the 

Sport

profile to enable a sportier driving style.

Air conditioning

In vehicles with Climatronic, this can operate
in the Eco profile, especially restricting fuel
consumption.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The ACC’s acceleration and braking mode
varies according to the driving profile

››› 

page 219

.

Setting the driving profile

Fig. 138 

Next to the gear lever: MODE button.

You can select from 

Normal

Sport

Eco

 and

Individual

.

The desired profile can be selected by suc-
cessively pressing the selection button

››› 

Fig. 138

.

An icon on the touch screen provides infor-
mation about the active profile.

The illumination of the button 

 lights up

when the active profile is anything other than

Normal

.

Driving pro-

file

Characteristics



Places the vehicle in a low state
of consumption, facilitating a

fuel-saving driving style that is
respectful to the environment.

Normal

Offers a balanced driving experi-
ence, suitable for everyday use.

Sport

Provides a complete dynamic

performance in the vehicle, ena-

bling the user a more sporty driv-

ing style.

Individual

It allows you to personalise the
configuration. The functions that

can be adjusted depend on the
equipment fitted in the vehicle.

Kick-down

The kick-down feature allows maximum ac-
celeration 

››› 

page 200

.

If the 

Eco

 profile has been selected in the

SEAT Drive Profile, and the accelerator is
pressed beyond a hard point, the engine
power is automatically controlled to give
your vehicle maximum acceleration.

WARNING

When operating SEAT Drive Profile, pay at-
tention to all traffic: doing otherwise could
cause an accident.

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Driving

Note

Your speed and driving style must always

be adjusted to visibility, weather, and traf-
fic conditions.

The 

Eco

 profile is not recommended when

towing a vehicle.

Driving tips

Running in

Please observe the instructions for running-in
new components.

Running-in the engine

A new engine must be driven through a run-in
period during its first 1500 kilometres (1000
miles). During its first few hours of running, the
internal friction in the engine is greater than
later on when all the moving parts have bed-
ded down.

How the vehicle is driven for the first 1500 km
(1000 miles) influences the future engine per-
formance. Throughout the life of the vehicle, it
should be driven at a moderate speed (espe-
cially when the engine is cold) this will reduce
engine wear and increase its useful life. Never
drive at extremely low engine speeds. Always
engage a lower gear when the engine works

“irregularly”. 

For the first 1000 km or

600 miles, please note:

Do not use full throttle.

Do not force the engine above two thirds of

its maximum speed.

Do not tow a trailer.

Between 1000 and 1500 kilometres (600
to 1000 miles)

gradually

 increase power

until reaching the maximum speed and high
engine speeds.

Running in new tyres and brake pads

Replacement of wheel rims and new tyres

››› 

page 289

.

Information about brakes 

››› 

page 234

.

For the sake of the environment

If the engine is run in gently, the life of the
engine will be increased and the engine oil
consumption reduced.

Off-roader?

Your SEAT vehicle is not an off-roader: it does
not have enough ground clearance to be
used as such. It is therefore best to avoid
rough tracks and uneven terrain as much as
possible.

Economical and environmentally
friendly driving

Fuel consumption, environmental pollution
and wear to the engine, brakes and tyres all
depend largely on driving style. Consumption
can be reduced between 10-15% with an effi-
cient driving type. The following section gives
you some tips on lessening the impact on the
environment and reducing your operating
costs at the same time.

Active cylinder management (ACT®)

Depending on vehicle equipment, the active
cylinder management (ACT®) may deacti-
vate some of the engine cylinders if the driv-
ing situation does not require too much pow-
er.

The number of active cylinders can be seen
on the instrument panel display. 

››› 

page 69

.

Foresight when driving

If you think ahead when driving, you will need
to brake less and thus accelerate less. Take
advantage of the inertia of the vehicle when-
ever possible, with a 

gear engaged

. This

takes advantage of the engine braking effect,
reducing wear on the brakes and tyres. Emis-
sions and fuel consumption will drop to zero.

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Start and driving

Changing gear to save energy

An effective way of saving is to change 

in ad-

vance

 to a higher gear.

Manual transmission

: shift up from first to

second gear as soon as possible. Choosing
the right gear enables fuel savings. Select the
highest possible gear appropriate for the
driving situation (the engine should continue
functioning with cyclical regularity).

Automatic transmission

: accelerate gradu-

ally and without reaching the “kick-down”
position.

Avoid driving at high speed

Avoid travelling at your vehicle’s top speed,
whenever possible. Fuel consumption, emis-
sion of harmful gases and noise pollution
multiply as speed is increased. Driving at
moderate speeds will help to save fuel.

Reduce idling time

In vehicles with the Start-Stop system idling is
automatically reduced. In vehicles without
the Start-Stop system it is worth switching off
the engine, for example, at level crossings
and at traffic lights that remain red for long
periods of time. When an engine has reached
operating temperature, and depending on
the cylinder capacity, keeping it switched off
for a minimum of about 5 seconds already
saves more than the amount of fuel necessa-
ry for restarting.

The engine takes a long time to warm up
when it is idling. Mechanical wear and pollu-
tant emissions are also especially high during
this initial warm-up phase. It is therefore best
to drive off immediately after starting the en-
gine. Avoid running the engine at high speed.

Regular maintenance

Regular servicing helps in saving fuel even
before the engine is started. A well-serviced
engine gives you the benefit of 

improved fuel

efficiency

 as well as maximum reliability and

an enhanced resale value. A badly serviced
engine can consume up to 10% more fuel
than necessary.

Avoid short journeys

The engine and catalytic converter need to
reach their optimal 

operating temperature

in order to minimise fuel consumption and
emissions.

A cold engine consumes a disproportionate
amount of fuel. The engine reaches its work-
ing temperature after about four kilometres
(2.5 miles), when fuel consumption will return
to a normal level.

Check tyre pressure

Always make sure the tyres are inflated to the
correct pressures 

››› 

page 291

 to save fuel. If

the pressure is below half bar, fuel consump-
tion may increase by 5%. Due to the greater

rolling resistance, under-inflation 

also

 increa-

ses tyre wear and impairs handling.

Do not use 

winter tyres

 all year round as

they increase fuel consumption by up to 10%.

Avoid carrying unnecessary loads

Given that every kilo of extra 

weight

 will in-

crease the fuel consumption, it is advisable
make sure that no unnecessary loads are be-
ing transported.

Since the luggage rack increases the 

aero-

dynamic drag

 of the vehicle, you should re-

move it when not needed. At speeds of
100-120 km/h (62-75 mph), this will save 12%
of fuel.

Save electrical energy

The engine drives the alternator, thereby
generating electricity. This implies that any
increase in power consumption also increa-
ses fuel consumption! For this reason, switch
off any unneeded electrical devices. Devices
that use a lot of electricity include the blower
at a high setting, the rear window heating or
the seat heating.

Note

If you have the Start-Stop system, it is

recommended that it should not be discon-
nected.

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Driving

It is recommended that you close the

windows when driving at more than
60 km/h (37 mph).

Do not drive with your foot resting on the

clutch pedal, as the pressure can make the
plate slip. This causes wear and can dam-
age the clutch plate.

Do not ride the clutch on a hill, use the

brake. The fuel consumption will be lower
and you will prevent the clutch plate from
being damaged.

Use the engine brake on downhills by

changing to the gear that is best suited for
the gradient. Fuel consumption will be
“zero” and the brakes will not suffer.

Driving on flooded roads

To prevent damage to the vehicle driving on
flooded roads, take the following into ac-
count:

The water should never come above the

lower edge of the bodywork.

Drive at pedestrian speed.

WARNING

After driving through flooded zones, brak-
ing effectiveness can decrease if the brake
discs or pads are damp 

››› 

page 234

.

CAUTION

Driving through flooded areas may dam-

age vehicle components such as the en-
gine, transmission or electrical system.

Whenever driving through water, the

Start-Stop system must be switched off

››› 

page 193

.

Note

Check the depth of the water before en-

tering the flooded zone.

Do not stop in the water, drive in reverse,

or stop the engine.

Vehicles travelling in the opposite direc-

tion cause waves that could exceed your
vehicle's critical height.

Avoid driving through salt water (corro-

sion) 

››› 

page 301

.

Trips abroad

With petrol vehicles, it should be ensured

that lead-free petrol is available throughout
the journey 

››› 

page 272, Fuel types

. Seek

information about service station networks
selling unleaded fuel.

In some countries, it is possible that your

vehicle is not sold and some spare parts may
not be available or the technical services
may only be able to make limited repairs.

SEAT importers and distributors will provide
information about the technical preparation
that your vehicle requires and also about
necessary maintenance and repair possibili-
ties.

CAUTION

SEAT does not accept liability for any dam-
age to the vehicle due to the use of a lower
quality fuel, an inadequate service or the
non-availability of genuine spare parts.

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Driver assistance systems

Driver assistance systems

General notes

Safety advice

WARNING

Responsibility for driving rests with the

driver at all times. The drive assist systems
are not a replacement for driver attention.
Focus all your attention on driving and be
prepared to intervene at all times.

Use the drive assist systems only when

conditions allow. The driving style must al-
ways be suitable for the weather, visibility,
road and traffic conditions.

In order for drive assist systems to react

correctly, sensors and cameras must oper-
ate without limitations. Please read the
notes on sensors and cameras in this chap-
ter.

Note

Keep in mind the specific rules of each

country, especially when it comes to driv-
ing, formation of an emergency corridor,
braking distance, speed, parking position,
wheel position, etc. The driver is solely re-
sponsible for always complying with the
specific regulations of each country.

The area in front of and around the radar

sensor should not be covered with adhe-

sives, additional headlights or similar
items, as this could have a negative impact
on the operation of the assistants. If the ve-
hicle is not properly repaired or structural
modifications are made to it, the operation
of the assistants may be affected.

The repair and adjustment of sensors and

cameras requires special knowledge and
tools. It is recommended to visit a SEAT
dealership for this purpose.

System limits

WARNING

Drive assist systems can not overcome

the laws of physics. Depending on the cir-
cumstances, a collision may not be avoida-
ble.

Warnings, notices and indicator lamps

may not be displayed on time, or may be
displayed incorrectly, e.g. if a vehicle ap-
proaches too quickly.

Corrective interventions by drive assist

systems (e.g. interventions in the steering
or brakes) may be insufficient or may never
occur, depending on the circumstances. As
a driver, you must be prepared to act at all
times.

Note

Due to the system's detection limits in the

surroundings, the systems may not give
warnings or intervene on time, or they
might do so even if it is not desired. In addi-
tion, the auxiliary systems may incorrectly
interpret a manoeuvre and, as a result,
warn the driver in an unexpected manner.

When the towing mode is selected, some

assist systems may react with limitations,
in an unusual way or may not be available.
Keep in mind the instructions relating to the
towing mode.

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Driving

Drive assist sensors and
cameras

Front radar

Fig. 139 

On the front bumper: radar sensors.

Fig. 140 

Detection area.

A radar sensor may be fitted to the front
bumper of the vehicle 

››› 

Fig. 139

. The front

radar detects any objects in its detection

zone 

››› 

Fig. 140

 and provides support for the

following functions:

Front Assist 

››› 

page 216

.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

››› 

page 219

.

The radar can have a range of up to 120m
(400ft) depending on road and weather con-
ditions.

WARNING

The visibility of the radar sensor can be im-
paired by dirt or environmental influences
such as rain, fog, snow, mud, dust, insects
etc. In this case the Front Assist and ACC
functions may stop working. The instrument
panel displays the following message: 

No

sensor vision!

 And the Front Assist un-

available or ACC unavailable warning
lights come on.

Clean the sensor area on the bumper as

indicated in 

››› 

page 303, Cleaning the ex-

terior

 . When the radar sensor starts cor-

rectly detecting again, the message disap-
pears from the screen and the functions
become available again.

CAUTION

If the radar sensor is dirty or poorly ad-

justed, the Front Assist system may give un-
necessary warnings and apply the brakes
inappropriately.

The operation of the radar can be affec-

ted by strong reflections of the emitted sig-
nal. This may occur, for example, in an en-
closed car park or due to the presence of
metallic objects (e.g. guard rails or sheets
used in road works).

The sensor may not be adjusted correct-

ly if it receives an impact. This may com-
promise the system's efficacy or discon-
nect it. If you have the feeling that the ra-
dar sensor is damaged or adjusted incor-
rectly, switch off the Front Assist and ACC
functions to avoid any damage. If this oc-
curs have it adjusted.

Front camera

Fig. 141 

On the windscreen: field of vision of

the Lane Assist system.

Depending on the equipment, the vehicle
may be fitted with a front camera on the front
windscreen 

››› 

Fig. 141

. This camera detects

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Driver assistance systems

lane boundaries (lines) to provide support for
the following functions:

Lane Assist 

››› 

page 224

.

Travel Assist 

››› 

page 226

.

CAUTION

To avoid affecting the operation of the sys-
tems, take the following points into consid-
eration:

Clean the field of vision of the camera

regularly and make sure it is free of snow
and ice.

Do not cover the field of vision of the

camera.

Check that the windscreen is not dam-

aged in the area of the camera's field of vi-
sion.

Rear radar

Fig. 142 

Rear view of the vehicle: radar sensor

zones.

Fig. 143 

Sensor detection zones

The radar sensors are located on the left and
right of the bumper and are not visible from
the outside 

››› 

Fig. 142

. The sensors monitor

both the blind spot and traffic behind the ve-
hicle 

››› 

Fig. 143

.

They support the following functions:

Lane departure warning (Side Assist)

››› 

page 230

.

Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) 

››› 

page 232

.

Automatic deactivation of supported func-
tions

The rear radar sensors deactivate automati-
cally when, among other reasons, one of the
sensors is detected to be permanently cov-
ered. This may be the case if, for example,
there is a layer of snow or ice over one of the
sensors.

The relevant text message will appear in the
dash panel display.

CAUTION

The radar sensors on the rear bumper

may be damaged or shifted in the event of
a collision, for example, when entering or
exiting a parking space. This may result in
the system disconnecting itself, or at least
possibly having its functionality diminished.

In order to ensure that the radar sensors

work properly, keep the rear bumper free of
snow and ice and do not cover it.

The rear bumper should only be painted

with paint authorised by SEAT. The lane de-
parture warning's functions may be limited
or work incorrectly if other paints are used.

The visibility of radar sensors may be af-

fected due to leaves, snow, strong haze or

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211

Driving

dirt, among others. Clean the area in front
of the sensors.

Never use the blind spot detector or the

parking assistant if the radar sensors are
dirty.

Ultrasound sensors

The bumpers are fitted with ultrasound sen-
sors to perform the following functions:

Park Assist 

››› 

page 240

.

Parking aid Plus 

››› 

page 249

.

Rear parking aid 

››› 

page 252

.

CAUTION

Damage to the radiator grille, bumper,

wheel arch and vehicle underbody can
modify the orientation of the sensors. This
can affect the parking aid function. Have
the function checked by a specialised
workshop.

A number plate or number plate holder

with dimensions that exceed the space for
the number plate, or a cured or deformed
number plate can cause false detections or
a loss of visibility for the sensors.

Note

In order to guarantee good operation,

keep the sensors clean, free of snow and

ice, and do not cover them with stickers or
other objects.

If you use high-pressure or vapour equip-

ment for cleaning, do not apply it directly,
unless you do so very briefly, and always
keep a distance of more than 10 cm away.

Fitting certain accessories to the front of

the vehicle, such as a plate holder with ad-
vertising, may interfere with the operation
of the Park Assist.

Rear View Camera

Fig. 144 

In the rear lid handle: location of the

reverse assist camera.

A camera installed in the rear lid handle as-
sists the driver with reverse parking or ma-
noeuvring. This provides support to the fol-
lowing function:

Rear View Camera 

››› 

page 254

.

WARNING

Fitting a number plate frame may interfere
with the view shown on the screen, as it
may reduce the camera’s field of vision.

CAUTION

In order to guarantee good system oper-

ation, keep the cameras clean, free of snow
or ice, and do not cover them with stickers
or other objects.

Never use abrasive cleaning products to

clean the camera lens.

Do not use hot or warm water to remove

ice or snow from the camera lens. Doing so
could damage the camera.

Cruise control system (CCS)

Introduction

The cruise control system (GRA) helps main-
tain a constant speed set by you.

Speed range

The cruise control system is available when
driving in forward gear at a speed of over ap-
prox. 20 km/h (15 mph).

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Driver assistance systems

Temporarily switching off the cruise con-
trol

The saved speed can be exceeded at any
time, e.g. for overtaking. The cruise control is
suspended during acceleration and is then
resumed with the saved speed.

Status display

When the cruise control system is switched
on, the instrument cluster display shows the
saved speed and the system status:

It lights up grey

The cruise control system is switched on, but regula-
tion is not active.

It lights up green

The cruise control system is switched on and regula-

tion is active.

If there is no speed saved, the instrument
cluster display shows 



 instead of speed.

Changing gears

As soon as the clutch pedal is depressed,
regulation is suspended and resumes once
the gear change has been made.

WARNING

If it is impossible to drive with sufficient
braking distance and at a constant speed,

using the cruise control system may cause
accidents and serious injuries may occur.

Do not use Travel Assist when visibility is

bad, on steep roads, on windy roads or in
slippery circumstances (such as snow, ice,
rain or loose gravel), or on flooded roads.

Only use the cruise control system on

paved roads with a firm surface.

Adapt your speed and safety distance to

the vehicle in front of you at all times to suit
the visibility, weather, road and traffic con-
ditions.

After use, always switch off the speed

limiter to prevent the speed being regula-
ted against your wishes.

It is dangerous to use a set speed which is

too high for the prevailing road, traffic or
weather conditions.

Operating the cruise control

Fig. 145 

On the multifunction steering wheel:

buttons to operate the speed limiter.

Connecting

Press the 

 button.

There is no speed saved and regulation is not
yet operating.

Start regulation

When the vehicle is moving, press the but-

ton 



.

The cruise control system saves and regu-
lates the current speed.

Adjusting the speed

While the GRA is set, the stored speed can be
adjusted:

+ 1 km/h (1 mph)

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

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Driving

- 1 km/h (1 mph)
+ 10 km/h (5 mph)
- 10 km/h (5 mph)

The cruise control system only operates the
acceleration, 

it does not brake

 the vehicle.

Interrupting the adjustment

Briefly press the button 

 on the multifunc-

tion steering wheel or press the brake pedal.

The speed is stored.

Reinstating the cruise control

Press the 



 button.

The cruise control system resumes the saved
speed and regulates it.

Switching off

Press and hold the button 

.

The cruise control system switches off and
the saved speed is deleted.

Switching off the speed limiter

Press the 

 button.

Select the speed limiter on the instrument

cluster display.

The cruise control system is switched off.



Troubleshooting

Temporarily switching off the cruise
control

The control lamp switches on yellow.

Abnormal operation. Switch off the cruise

control system and take the vehicle to a spe-
cialist workshop.

The adjustment is interrupted unexpect-
edly

If the clutch pedal is pressed for a long

time.

The vehicle has exceeded the saved speed

for a long time.

No forward gear has been selected.

A brake assistance system has intervened,

e.g. TCS or ESC.

Front Assist has braked the vehicle.

If the fault continues, disconnect the Emer-

gency Assist and consult a specialised work-
shop.

Speed limiter

Introduction

The speed limited helps the driver not to ex-
ceed a set speed.

Speed range

The speed limiter helps avoid exceeding a
programmed speed, from 30 km/h (20 mph)
approx. and faster.

By selecting the speed limiter

The speed limitation can be interrupted at
any time by depressing the accelerator ped-
al fully, beyond the point of resistance. As
soon as the saved speed is exceeded, the
green indicator light flashes and an audible
warning signal sounds. The speed is stored.

The limiter is reactivated automatically after
returning to less than the set speed.

Status display

When the speed limiter is switched on, the in-
strument cluster display shows the saved
speed and the system status:

It lights up grey

The speed limiter is switched on but regulation is not
active.

It lights up green

The speed limiter is switched on and active.

WARNING

After use, always switch off the speed limit-
er to prevent the speed being regulated
against your wishes.

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Driver assistance systems

The speed limiter does not relieve the

driver of their responsibility to drive at the
appropriate speed. Do not drive at high
speed if not necessary.

Using the speed limiter under adverse

weather conditions is dangerous and can
cause serious accidents, e.g. aquaplaning,
snow, ice, leaves, etc. Only use the speed
limiter when the status of the road and the
weather conditions allow it.

Operating the speed limiter

Fig. 146 

On the multifunction steering wheel:

buttons to operate the speed limiter.

Connecting

Press the 

 button.

It does not take effect yet.

Start regulation

When the vehicle is moving, press the but-

ton 



.

The current speed is saved as a limit speed.

Adjusting the speed

The programmed speed can be set:

+ 1 km/h (1 mph)
- 1 km/h (1 mph)
+ 10 km/h (5 mph)
- 10 km/h (5 mph)

Interrupting the adjustment

Press the 

 button.

The speed is stored.

Reinstating the cruise control

Press the 



 button.

The limiter will re-activate as soon as the ve-
hicle is moving at a speed lower than the
saved one.

Switching off

Press and hold the button 

.

The speed limiter switches off and the speed
is deleted.





Switch to cruise control (GRA) or adaptive
cruise control (ACC)

Press the 

 button.

Observe the corresponding message on

the instrument cluster display.

The speed limiter is switched off.

Troubleshooting

The speed limiter is not active.

The control lamp switches on yellow.

Malfunctions Switch off the speed limiter

and go to a specialist workshop.

The adjustment is interrupted unexpect-
edly

You have switched off the Electronic Stabili-

zation Control (ESC).

The brakes have overheated. Wait for the

brakes to cool down and check the operation
again.

If the fault continues, consult a specialised

workshop.

For safety reasons, the speed limiter only
switches off fully whenever the driver stops
pressing the accelerator pedal or switches
the system off manually.

 

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Driving

Emergency brake assistance
system (Front Assist)

Introduction

Fig. 147 

On the instrument panel display: ad-

vance warning indications.

The objective of the system is to prevent
head-on collisions against objects that may
be in the vehicle’s path or minimise the con-
sequences of such impacts.

Depending on several factors and how criti-
cal the situation is, the system operates in a
staggered manner. First it warns the driver,
and if the driver’s reaction does not occur or
is insufficient, it activates independent emer-
gency braking.

The function is intended to prevent collisions
with parked vehicles or vehicles in the same
lane travelling in the same direction, or with
pedestrians crossing the vehicle’s path or

travelling in the same lane and direction. 

It

may not activate in other hazard situations

››› 

.

Front Assist is active between 4 km/h
(2.5 mph) and 250 km/h (156 mph). Depend-
ing on a range of conditions, some of the
functions described below are omitted to op-
timize the behaviour of the system.

Front Assist is a driving assistance function
that can never replace the driver’s atten-
tion.

Safety distance warning

If the system detects that you are driving too
close to the vehicle in front, it will warn the
driver with this indication on the instrument
panel display 

.

The timing of the warning varies according to
other factors: driver behaviour and speed.

Advance warning

If the system detects a possible collision with
the vehicle in front, it alerts the driver by
means of an audible warning and an indica-
tion on the instrument panel display

››› 

Fig. 147

.

The warning moment varies depending on
the traffic situation and driver behaviour. At
the same time, the vehicle will prepare for a
possible emergency braking 

››› 

.

Critical warning

If the driver fails to react to the 

advance

warning

, the system may actively intervene

in the brakes and generate a brief jolt to warn
the driver of the imminent danger of a colli-
sion.

Automatic braking

If the driver also fails to react to the 

critical

warning

, the system may initiate independ-

ent emergency braking by progressively in-
creasing the braking in accordance with how
critical the situation is.

Driver emergency brake assistance sys-
tem

The system may detect that the driver is not
braking hard enough to avoid the collision. In
this case, it will increase the braking intensity.

The system cannot prevent a collision, al-
though it can significantly minimise the con-
sequences by reducing the speed and the
force of the impact.

WARNING

Observe the safety warnings 

››› 

 in Con-

trol and warning lamps on page 87

.

WARNING

Front Assist cannot change the laws of
physics or replace the driver in terms of

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Driver assistance systems

keeping control of the vehicle and reacting
to a possible emergency situation.

WARNING

Following a Front Assist emergency warn-
ing, pay immediate attention to the situa-
tion and try to avoid the collision as appli-
cable.

If the Front Assist does not work as de-

scribed in this chapter (e.g. it repeatedly
intervenes unnecessarily), switch it off.
Have the system checked by a specialised
workshop. SEAT recommends visiting a
SEAT dealership.

Always adapt your speed and distance

away from the vehicle in front of you at all
times to suit visibility, weather, road and
traffic conditions.

The Front Assist alone cannot avoid acci-

dents and serious injuries.

In complex driving situations, Front Assist

may issue warnings and intervene in brak-
ing unnecessarily.

If the operation of the Front Assist is im-

paired by dirt or because the radar sensor
has lost its settings, the system may issue
unnecessary warnings and intervene inop-
portunely in the braking.

The Front Assist does not react to animals

or vehicles crossing your path or ap-
proaching head-on down the same lane.

The Front Assist does not react to pedes-

trians walking head-on in the same lane.

The driver must always be ready to take

over the control of the vehicle.

Note

When Front Assist is connected, the indi-

cations of other functions on the screen
may be hidden.

When the Front Assist causes a braking,

the brake pedal is “harder”.

Automatic interventions by the Front As-

sist on the brakes may be interrupted by
pressing the clutch, accelerator or moving
the wheel.

The Front Assist may brake the vehicle

until it stops completely. However, the
brake system does not halt the vehicle per-
manently. Use the foot brake!

If the Front Assist does not work as de-

scribed in this chapter (e.g. in intervenes
several times unnecessarily), switch it off.

Operation of the emergency brake
assistance system (Front Assist)

The Front Assist is active whenever the igni-
tion is switched on.

When the Front Assist is switched off, so too
are the 

advance warning

 and the 

distance

warning

 functions.

SEAT recommends leaving the Front Assist
activated. Exceptions 

››› 

page 218, Deacti-

vating Front Assist temporarily in the fol-
lowing situations

.

Switching the Front Assist on and off

With the ignition switched on, the Front Assist
can be deactivated or activated as follows:

Using the infotainment system with the but-

ton 

 > Driver assistance

 

››› 

page 92

.

When Front Assist is deactivated, the indica-
tion 

 will be displayed on the instrument

cluster.

Activating or deactivating the pre-warning
(advance warning)

The 

advance warning

 can be switched off

and on in the infotainment system using but-
ton 

 > Driver assistance

 

››› 

page 92

.

The system will store the setting for the next
time the ignition is switched on.

SEAT recommends keeping advance warning
active.

Depending on the vehicle’s infotainment sys-
tem the 

advance warning

 function may be

adapted in the following modes:

Advance

Medium

Delayed

»

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Driving

Deactivated

SEAT recommends driving with the function in
“Medium” mode.

Switching distance warning on and off

The distance warning can be switched on
and off in the infotainment system using the
button 

 > Driver assistance

››› 

page 92

.

The system will store the setting for the next
time the ignition is switched on.

SEAT recommends keeping the distance
warning active.

Deactivating Front Assist tempora-
rily in the following situations

In the following situations the Front Assist
should be deactivated due to the system's
limitations:

When the vehicle is to be towed.

If the vehicle is on a test bed.

When the radar sensor is damaged.

If the radar sensor receives a violent im-

pact.

If it intervenes several times unnecessarily.

If the radar sensor is temporarily covered

by an accessory.

When the vehicle is going to be loaded onto

transportation.

System limitations

Fig. 148 

On the instrument panel display: ini-

tial system self-calibration indication.

Front Assist has certain limitations inherent to
the system. Thus, in certain circumstances,
some of the reactions may be inappropriate
from the driver's standpoint. So pay attention
in order to intervene if necessary.

The following conditions may cause the
Front Assist not to react or to do so too
late:

In the first few instants of driving after

switching on the ignition, due to the system’s
initial auto-calibration. During this period, a
status icon 

››› 

Fig. 148

is displayed.

If the Front Assist is switched off or dam-

aged.

If the radar sensor is dirty or covered.

On taking tight bends or complex paths.

Pressing the accelerator all the way down.

If the ASR has been disconnected or the

ESC activated in 

Sport

 mode 

››› 

page 239

.

If the ESC is controlling.

If several brake lights of the vehicle or elec-

trically connected trailer are damaged.

If there are metal objects, e.g. guard rails or

sheets used in road works.

If the vehicle is reversing.

In case of snow or heavy rain.

In case of narrow vehicles, such as motor-

bikes.

Misaligned vehicles.

Vehicles crossing the other's path.

Vehicles approaching in the opposite direc-

tion.

Loads and accessories of other vehicles

that protrude over the sides, backwards or
over the top.

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Driver assistance systems

ACC - Adaptive Cruise Con-
trol

Introduction

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) maintains a
constant speed set by the driver. When ap-
proaching another vehicle in front, the ACC
detects it and adapts the speed automatical-
ly, maintaining a distance set by the driver.

Does my vehicle have ACC?

Your vehicle has ACC if it has a configuration
menu in the infotainment system 

››› 

page 92

and if it has the ACC function buttons on the
multifunction steering wheel 

››› 

Fig. 149

.

Speed range

ACC regulates speeds between 30 km/h (20
mph) and 210 km/h (130 mph).

If the vehicle is fitted with an automatic gear-
box, the ACC can bring the vehicle to a
standstill if a vehicle in front of it stops.

If your vehicle is fitted with a manual gearbox,
you must pay attention to speed and gear
changes. The ACC is deactivated if the
speed is too low (less than 30 km/h) of the
engine RPM is too low or high.

Driver intervention prompt

ACC is subject to certain limitations in-
herent to the system. This means that
the driver will have to control the speed
and distance from other vehicles in cer-
tain situations. In this case, the instru-
ment cluster display 

will tell you to in-

tervene

 by applying the brake, and an

audio warning will be played.

Radar sensors

The ACC uses the front radar technology.
Read its maintenance instructions and infor-
mation about its limitations 

››› 

page 209

.

WARNING

The ACC’s technology cannot overcome
the system's inherent limitations or change
the laws of physics. If used negligently or
involuntarily, it may cause serious acci-
dents and injuries. The system is not a re-
placement for driver awareness.

Always be prepared to brake or acceler-

ate.

If you press the accelerator pedal the

ACC will stop working. Therefore, it will not
brake or request any braking intervention.

Adapt your speed and safe distance to

the vehicle in front of you at all times to suit
visibility, weather, road and traffic condi-
tions.

Do not use the ACC in poor visibility, or

on roads that are steep, with lots of curves
or slippery.

Never use ACC when driving off-road or

on unpaved roads.

The system does not react to stationary

obstacles (such as a traffic jam queue). Re-
act soon enough to avoid a hazardous sit-
uation.

The system does not react to people, ani-

mals or vehicles that are crossing or ap-
proaching in the opposite direction.

If you are driving with a spare wheel fit-

ted, the ACC system could automatically
switch off. Switch off the system when
starting off.

Brake immediately if the ACC does not

slow down enough.

Brake immediately when a driver inter-

vention instruction is displayed on the in-
strument cluster screen.

If the vehicle continues to move involun-

tarily after a driver intervention prompt,
brake the vehicle.

Note

If the ACC does not work as described in
this chapter, do not use it until it has been
checked by a specialised workshop. Visit-
ing a SEAT dealership is recommended.

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